Anthony Vasquez (baseball)
September 19, 1986 |
San Antonio, Texas
|August 23, 2011, for the Seattle Mariners|
(through 2011 Season)
|Earned run average||8.90|
|Representing United States|
|2015 WBSC Premier12|
Anthony Russell Vasquez (born September 19, 1986) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners.
Vasquez attended Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas, Texas A&M University, and the University of Southern California (USC). He played college baseball for the Texas A&M Aggies and the USC Trojans
The Seattle Mariners selected Vasquez in the 18th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut on August 23, 2011. He recorded his first major league strikeout against the second batter he faced. After the 2011 season, he was outrighted to the minor leagues.
Vasquez signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles in April 2014.
Vasquez signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on February 3, 2015
Vasquez re-signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on January 12, 2016.
Vasquez's father, Rudy, works as a scout for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In November 2012, Vasquez underwent surgery to repair a cerebral arteriovenous malformation after a blood vessel in his brain ruptured.
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